Over the next 3 days, I'm going to share my thoughts on 3 different tools to measure your progress on a new workout program and/or meal plan (i.e. muscle building and fat loss).
Today we're focusing on every newbies favorite...the weight scale. Be honest. How many of you have crushed your workouts, cleaned up your diet, then stepped on the weight scale and freaked out cause the numbers either didn't move or moved in the wrong direction?
Well good news is the number you see on a weight scale doesn’t give you the full, complete picture of your health.
Have you ever heard of “skinny fat people”? According to the weight scale, it would show they didn’t weigh a lot, so they must be healthy, right? Wrong. Some of the most unhealthy people I know are “skinny” have little to no muscle, and weigh next to nothing.
Sometimes having more body fat and less lean muscle tissue can make you weigh less. So if you’re working out hard at the gym, eating healthy, and getting proper rest, your weight may not go down.
This is because you may be adding lean muscle mass. THIS IS A GOOD THING! 💪😃🤙
The point is, stop obsessing about the number on the weight scale. It doesn’t give you a clear enough indication of your health or your progress.
Focus on decreasing body fat and increasing muscle mass. Tomorrow I'll share a better way to measure this progress. Stay tuned 💪😃✌️.
PS. Shoutout to @skinssportswear for the cool compression undies 🤣.
Close grip barbell curls are slowly becoming my favorite bicep 💪🏽 workout. I usually do drop sets and the burn 🔥 is incredible!
Weight Watch ‼️: 186.8 lb
Music 🎶: Human - Young Gully
Shout out to Abby @ampollo and the #tfnteam for my awesome prize from the last fitness challenge. I received a timed safe for my temptations treats.... Reese Cups *cough* and a variety box of my favorite protein bars!!!!
Love this group and how encouraging they are. They are helping me achieve my fitness goals and along the way I'm making friends!!
FIT is NOT a LOOK. It’s what you DO. You ARE fit. Stop telling yourself you aren’t fit TIL.... what’s your “til”? I say this because I said to myself “I’ll be fit when I look like _____” and I was WRONG. And you CAN have a standing great “look” and a moving “not so much look” Fit means “in good health because of regular exercise” (it doesn’t even mention eating well 🙄) that’s the definition. It doesn’t say in order to be fit “one must obtain a killer physique, or fit in a size 6, or be 138 pounds” it’s doing the thing. So please! Remind yourself...if you are working on yourself, with whatever form of exercise...and working on your health...Woman...you ARE fit NOW. You’re just “aiming” for a “look” while you continue to BE fit. Check yourself! #fitaf#fitwomen#fitmom
Our Saturday 'I'm Bringing Sexy Back' 👙Bootcamp ladies in action!! 📸
So proud of my ladies putting in the work! 💪🏼 It's not too late to join us for our Monday 6PM Bootcamp 👭.
1 spots available for $25 casual class.
Just because you skip breakfast doesn't mean you can't eat a big breakfast... For dinner 😁
Since implementing intermittent fasting breakfast dinner has become a tradition in our household.
On a side note: if your diet doesn't let you eat the foods you love then you won't stick to it! Adherence is the key to success! A boring, overly restrictive diet will deplete your willpower and increase your cravings.
By strategically fitting in the foods you love you can have the best of both worlds.
Have a killer weekend! 💪🏼
meu bolo preferido!!!! amooooo aqui em casa não dura um dia, todo mundo ataca!
(não me perguntem de substituições pq eu não sei, não uso adoçante. a receita q faço eh essa, quando mudo algo eu falo)
🍌🐵BOLO DE BANANA CARAMELADO🐵🍌
⚜️100g de iogurte natural (usei grego);
⚜️4 bananas nanicas médias;
⚜️1 xícara de farinha de aveia
⚜️1/2 xícara de açúcar mascavo
⚜️4 colheres (sopa) de azeite (ou manteiga, óleo de coco o q vc preferir. o azeite não dá gosto, pode usar sem medo)
⚜️canela a gosto
⚜️1 colher (sopa rasa) de fermento em pó
⚜️1/2 xícara de açúcar mascavo
⚜️1/2 colher de sopa de manteiga
〰Derreter o açúcar em uma panela depois adicionar a manteiga e mexer. Colocar na forma do bolo e por cima colocar 2 banana cortadas.
〰Amasse 2 bananas e junte todos os ingredientes acima (adicionando o fermento apenas no final) Misture a massa com um batedor de arame ou similar. Coloque na forma com o caramelo.Leve para assar em forno preaquecido em 200º. No meu ficou pronto em 20 min mais ou menos, mas cada forno depende.
Desenformar ele ainda morno
Adaptei a receita do site panelaterapia.com
🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🐵 mais receitinhas ->#teamocarboreceitas
#flashbackfriday to my show! Excited to travel to my clients first show tomorrow! The night before brings me back & I have to say I'm a little jealous of the night before jitters! It's such an exciting time when you can show everyone all of the hard work that you put in & watch all the people that support you tell you how proud they are. These competitions are not for everyone and they require a lot of hard work and dedication! No matter what, we know how much work you put in @chantellelanae14 and you're going to rock that stage!! Can't wait ❤️💪🏼✅
Complex from yesterday. Power clean into 2 front squats at 195. •
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2 years apart (and a 3 month “off season”), just goes to show change doesn’t happen over night or by magically swallowing a “supplement” it still takes lots of HARD WORK, CONSISTENCY & TIME. Sooo many people live in the “I wanted it to happen last week” mentality but life doesn’t work like that. There are no shortcuts. No cheat codes. You get what you put in. End of story
I could make this post about posing, where you see my right elbow on the left is higher, making my bicep peak look bigger. It’s all about angles 🤓
I'm not even kidding, I saw the 2Toms30DayChallenge crop up before and wanted to do it but didn't get there in time. Luckily, I've just caught it today so let's do this!
Swipe left for my 30 day goals!
I'm feeling all new and inspired after a much-needed week off just recovering.
After losing 3lb, I'm ready to take on anything. I'm feeling more optimistic and I'm mentally in a better place to kick some arse and get shit done!
#LosingWeight#IGotThis#Workout#CleanEating#HealthyLifestyle#Inspiration#FatLoss#Healthy#Instafit#Fit#motivation#fitnessjourney#dedication#transformation#NoExcuses#WeightLoss#Fitfam#Cardio#WeightLossJourney#BodyFat#Fitness#IGFitness#IGWeightLoss#Gym#Exercise#GetBeastly#FightingFat#LoveYourself . . .
#Repost @barbertronruns (@get_repost)
#2TOMS30DAYCHALLENGE - Its that time again people, time to get focused and kick on.
The Challenge is simple, choose 3 Fitness Rules and 3 Health (Physical and Mental) Rules to Stick to for 30 days.
The challenge starts on Friday and ends (some would say conveniently) on 19th November (the day of Valencia Marathon) where both Me @barbertronruns and Tom @burgessking1 are running.
To join the Challenge just post your rules and then choose an accountability partner who can help you to stay on track throughout the Challenge.
On the final day post your results and how you are going to move this forward after the challenge.
The 3 biggest things for me are CAP - Consistency, Accountability and Positivity and by doing this challenge you can really focus on these 3 parts and get yourself into a solid routine.
There may be some rules you wish to add that you don't want to share on IG but that's where your accountability partner comes in.
So, in the words of Good Tom letsgo and in the words of Naughty Tommy letsfuckinggo
Much Love The 2 Toms ❤️
#regram from 1 year ago today "Top 2 are from 2008, the white tank top was my first "progress photo" when I realized that I was actually losing weight and my appearance was changing. Bottom 2 are from this year 2016. First one was April after preparing to shoot with @bodybuildingcom and in fantastic lighting. The bottom right photo was taken last night after getting home from my hemithyroidectomy and eating a ton of carbs. Every picture tells a story, don't ever be afraid to document your story. Our scars are just reminders of where we have been and what we have overcome."
I know, this is not a very flattering post but this is too important not to share. I’m feeling extra badass today because I’m wearing a size MEDIUM PJ PANTS!!
MEDIUMMMMMMM!! WHAT THE WHAT?? HELLS YES! I honestly don’t remember the last time I’ve ever purchased something medium for my bottom half.
This pose was inspired by a young woman who inspires me to #givenofucks @jordanshrinks
If you’re ever feeling extra badass, try this pose. You’ll feel silly but it’s worth it.
Check out my latest YouTube video about how to stay motivated while losing weight.
It’s something I needed to revisit and I hope it helps you whether you’re just starting out or in a bit of a funk with your motivation like moi! —> https://youtube.com/c/potatowisdom
One of the biggest challenges I hear about weight loss is that it’s so hard to ‘diet’ and give up all the delicious, yet unhealthy food 🍟🍕🌭🍦🍰🍫🍭
And I get it! I wouldn’t have reached 354lbs if junk food wasn’t delicious. Well, addictive...
The ingredients/substances in junk food is addictive. Sugar is the biggest culprit of all and is 8x more addictive than cocaine! 😞
People who have a drug addiction feel powerless to the effects of the drug. People who are obese find it challenging to justify giving up their favorite foods and find it difficult to recognize the extent of the damage it is doing to their health.
. 💡 Get woke and learn the difference between foods that nourish your body and foods that destroy your metabolism. Head to www.offithealth.com/blog to find out how to eat like you love yourself ❤️ #projectfitnessjourney#weightlosswithoscar